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A different kind of privacy and sun protection: 3 modern variants for the garden

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A few years ago, hedges, wooden fences and the like were modern privacy protection ideas for the garden. Today, completely different variants are trendy. Keyword glass, perforated sheet and gabions.

Gabions are trendy

A garden today is much more than just a place where fruit and vegetables are grown. Nowadays, a garden is used much more for relaxation and recreation. After all, after the stressful work, there is nothing better than sitting in the middle of flowers, putting your legs up and enjoying the beautiful weather. Be it on the swing, by the pool or on the garden lounger.

A garden is now something of a living room. Here you can sit with friends and family and celebrate garden parties, romp with the children or just let your mind wander. If you have a garden, you can really count yourself lucky. The only problem is if the garden is facing the street and everyone can watch one. The same applies to neighbors who love to peek over the garden fence. That too can get annoying over time. After all, the garden should be a retreat where you can do what you want and not a presentation plate.

If you are fed up with curious glances, you can quickly put an end to it all. The only thing you have to do is place one or more privacy elements in the garden. So you are not only protected from prying eyes, you also automatically create sun protection. So you kill two birds with one stone! But putting on hedges would take too long to get big enough. And even wooden fences, high garden walls and sight and sun protection elements made from willow are no longer really modern. If you want to follow the current trend, you should opt for privacy screens made of glass, gabions or perforated sheet metal.

3 modern privacy and sun protection ideas for the garden

❶ Privacy & sun protection made of perforated sheet:

Privacy and sun protection made of perforated sheet

Integrating perforated sheets in the garden is currently very popular. At first you could see garbage cans disappearing more and more under a perforated metal cladding (see example on www.selbst.de) - and that was a visual highlight. Now perforated metal sheets are often used in a different way for house and yard design. For example, as privacy and sun protection in the garden and at the house. Yes, the sheets are increasingly used even in the house. Just have a look at the Kolding Campus of the University of Southern Denmark. In cooperation with the architect Henning Larsen and the RMIG, a sun protection made of perforated aluminum sheets was created, the facade of which covers an area of ​​4,500 m² (source: www.architektur-welt.de). The facade is now not only an aesthetic eye-catcher, but also saves energy.

What looks great in the house, of course, looks just as good in the garden. The good thing: You can determine the design of the privacy and sun protection yourself, because there are perforated sheets with holes, square perforations and sheets with a special pattern. So there should be something for everyone here.

❷ Glass privacy and sun protection:

Privacy and sun protection made of glass

Privacy and sun protection elements made of frosted glass or with completely printed elements are also very trendy right now. They look modern and somehow noble (see some examples on deavita.com). Accordingly, you give your garden that very special something. You don't have to be afraid that the glass elements will break quickly. They are usually made of impact-resistant safety glass and:

  • easy care
  • weatherproof
  • durable
  • easy to assemble

Visibility and sun protection elements made of glass are perfect for everyone who wants to look for an exclusive look, modern design and little maintenance.

❸ Privacy & sun protection from gabions:

Privacy and sun protection from gabions

We have seen gabions in parks and gardens in recent years. But then often only as a garden fence that runs around the entire property. Gabions can also stand directly in the garden and be a real eye-catcher. At least for you as a garden owner, because your neighbors or the curious passers-by will not get much to see thanks to the privacy screen. Properly planned, you can use it to protect great areas from the sun and prying eyes.

The good thing: gabions can be filled in a variety of ways. For example, with natural stones, bricks, quarry stones or even with broken glass. The latter variant looks particularly beautiful, because when the sun shines on it, the stones shine properly. You can also illuminate the stones in the evening. The gabion is transformed in the dark from a normal privacy and sun protection to an absolute highlight in the garden. Just have a look at the examples on www.gabionenlicht.de and see for yourself how great illuminated gabions can look.

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